Flags hoisted in Nelson Gardens to honour Lord Nelson
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|Date Photo Taken||21st October 1955|
|Copyright 1||Croydon Times|
|Notes / History||Viscount Horatio Nelson lived in Merton between 1801 and 1805, sharing a property called Merton Place with Emma Hamilton and her husband Sir William Hamilton.
To commemorate this local association, and Nelson's prowess as a naval commander, Merton schoolchidren have traditionally raised special flags as a mark of respect on Trafalgar Day.